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Wiper Woes: Ford recalls 103,076 F-150s in Canada for faulty wiper motor

Toronto, Ontario — In an unfortunate turn of events as Canada enters some wetter weather ahead of winter, Ford has announced that it has recalled more than 100,000 F-150 trucks in Canada for a safety hazard that could affect driver visibility.

The announcement came on Monday as the legacy automaker identified 556,726 North American-built trucks, 103,076 of which are registered in Canada, that are likely to be affected by a defect in the wiper motor that could cause the truck’s windshield wipers not to activate.

Ford says that notifications of the recall will be sent out to customers on Jan. 3, after which date they can have a new motor installed for free at a dealership.

The OEM says the defect is the result of damage to the wiper motor’s integrated circuit boards, likely caused by “high transient voltage spikes and poor-quality wiper motor electrical terminals.”

Thus far, the faulty wiper motor has not been linked to any reports of collisions or injuries among drivers.

Ford says the recall affects F-150 trucks built between Jan. 8, 2020, and March 22, 2021.

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